Posted on 08/25/2020
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A poster on Call-Push-Shock is being presented (virtually) this week at the 2020 Preparedness Summit, an annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Call-Push-Shock, co-sponsored by Parent Heart Watch (PHW) and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (SCAF), is a growing national movement aimed at increasing public understanding of sudden cardiac arrest and the vital importance of immediate bystander intervention to save more lives. About 1,000 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each day. One in 10 victims survives, but 5 in 10 could survive. Call-Push-Shock aims to teach the public to help save lives by calling 911, starting CPR, and using AEDs.

Mary M. Newman, MS, President, SCAF, and Martha-Lopez E. Anderson, Executive Director, PHW, are presenting the poster, "Organizations Unite in National Movement to Impact Public Understanding that Drives Action." Co-authors are Jennifer Chap (StrateVerve, Buddy CPR and SCAF Advisor), Carissa Caramanis (SCAF), Maureen Legg (PHW), and Margaret Graham Aupperlee (SCAF).

Forty organizations have joined the Call-Push-Shock movement since it was launched in 2018. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now lists Call-Push-Shock as a resource on their website.

For more information, visit the 2020 Preparedness Summit or reach out to contact [at]